Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
Permalink for comment 480372
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: ..good !!
by Jennimc on Tue 12th Jul 2011 05:08 UTC in reply to "..good !!"
Jennimc
Member since:
2011-06-22

Guys, it seems that you don't understand anymore how the patents are being used. Please remember this classic article (March 9, 2010) from Jonathan Schwartz (ex SUN CEO)


I'm familiar with that article however this isn't a threat to avoid competition. This is payback for Google stealing Apple's IP. (Remember, their CEO was on Apple's board of directors and was privy to Apple's mobile agenda during development thereby prompting Google to build an OS based on the same ideas. Apple doesn't sue Google directly because they give their OS away for free. They can sue them but part of a legal argument to gain restitution is to illustrate in court how much you lost and how much they gained from their illegal activity. Since Google's profit is garnered by advertising, it makes more sense to go after Google's OS integrators (Can't call them licensees) to get rid of their revenue stream.

It's not like these other companies are being sidelined by Apple... they too are outside their legal justifications as well but the end result is to give payback to Google.

Reply Parent Score: 0